What are febrile fits?
Febrile fits denote the convulsions that occur in children in the age group of 6 months to 5 years. By definition febrile fits should not include the convulsions precipitated by infection of the brain tissue or its coverings.
Febrile fits can occur as a one-time episode but sometimes recurrences occur in the specified age group. A febrile fit occurs in relation to the rapid rise in body temperature and is not related to the duration of the fever or the degree of temperature. If the parent has had febrile convulsions the chances of the child having febrile convulsions is around 10% and this is increased if both the parents have had a history of febrile fits.
Latest Publications and Research on Febrile Fits / Febrile ConvulsionsChildren infected by HHV-6B with febrile seizures are more likely to develop febrile status epilepticus: a case control study in a referral hospital in Zambia. - Published by PubMed
[Phenotype study of SCN2A gene related epilepsy]. - Published by PubMed
An evidence-based approach to evaluation and management of the febrile child in Indian emergency department. - Published by PubMed
De novo variants in GABRA2 and GABRA5 alter receptor function and contribute to early-onset epilepsy. - Published by PubMed
The role of the GLP-1/GLP-1R signaling pathway in regulating seizure susceptibility in rats. - Published by PubMed